United Nations UNOPS/ WSSC USF Project Jobs – Technical Assistant at Ministry of Health

Job Title:    Technical Assistant
Organization: Ministry of Health
Project Name: United Nations UNOPS / Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) Uganda
Sanitation Fund (USF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager
About US:
The Ministry of Health
receives funding from UNOPS/WSSCC to support the Uganda Sanitation Fund (USF)
Programme. The USF overall objective is to contribute to reduction of morbidity
and mortality rates through improved sanitation and hygiene with a focus on
building sustainable and improved sanitation and hygiene facilities, stopping
open defecation and promoting handwashing with soap. The programme is
implemented in 30 districts, largely located in the Teso, Lango and West Nile
regions and is managed by the Ministry of Health.
Job Summary: The Technical Assistant will provide the technical
support to the management of the USF Programme.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Actively
    facilitate Sub-grantees in the preparation of work plans
  • Conduct
    capacity building of sub-grantees and program employees to meet the skills
    requirements for programme implementation and management.
  • Carry
    out regular monitoring, appraisal and provide technical support to district.
  • Regularly
    review Sub-grant reports and workplans and guide  the Programme Manager on disbursement of
    funds to districts.
  • Actively
    monitor programme implementation against set
  • Prepare
    progress reports as directed by the Programme Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    Technical Assistant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental
    Health sciences, Civil or Sanitary Engineering, Social sciences. Possession
    of a Post graduate training in any of the above fields will be an added advantage.
  • At
    least five years’ experience in sanitation and hygiene promotion in a
    reputable organization
  • Working
    knowledge and experience of local government systems and planning
    processes.
  • Possess
    the ability to train the sub grantees to develop of work plans and budgets
NB: Officers already working with the Uganda
Sanitation Fund/ Environmental Health Division or sub grantees need not to
apply.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications with an updated  Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and
testimonials, and at least three referees, one of whom MUST be from your
current or previous employer should be addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
Plot 6 Lourdel Road,
P.O. Box 7272,
Kampala. Uganda
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification of
the candidate.
Deadline: Friday, 26th June,
2015 by 12:00 noon

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